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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

A condition in which the large intestine (the colon) ...Read more


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What's the youngest colon cancer patient in kids?

Not likely: Colon cancer is vanishingly rare in 11 year olds, even with a family history of colon cancer. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/colorectal-cancer/guide/inherited-colorectal-cancer. ...Read more

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In general, how is pancreatitis different from colitis?

In general, how is pancreatitis different from colitis?

Nothing except itis: colitis is inflammation/ infection of your large gut or colon. colon runs from right lower side of your body to center and then lower left side pancreatitis is infection /inflammation of pancreas. pancreas is located behind the second part of duodenum and stomach i hope that helps ...Read more

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How to b in remission in ulcerative colitis?

How to b in remission in ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis: This is a a chronic inflammatory bowel problem. However for many people can be kept in check. Keep touch with your GI physician if you need specific mess. Ulcerative colitis can also be controlled with regular exercise, right diet and good sleep. You may find some extra help with a good diet check into Immunolabs at Thedocstu.blogspot.com ...Read more

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How often does a gastroenterologist of many years see interstitial nephritis 2ry. to 5-ASA in Ulcerative Colitis patients?

How often does a  gastroenterologist of many years see interstitial nephritis 2ry. to 5-ASA in Ulcerative Colitis patients?

Rarely...: Try this website: http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=interstitial+nephritis+with+mesalamine&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart&sa=X&ei=U4uOU53YB_LHsASlroHgAg&ved=0CCYQgQMwAA. A search of PubMed found very few contemporary citations on the subject. ...Read more

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Is colitis in your colon the same as crones disease?

Is colitis in your colon the same as crones disease?

No: Colitis = inflammation of the colon. It is a condition, a disease state that can be seen with infection, medication, trauma, neoplasm and a number of autoimmune problem such as crohn's disease. Crohn's disease is not restricted to just your colon. ...Read more

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Can ulcerative colitis and tropical sprue sometimes occur Together.Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and inflammation in small intestine due to e.coli?

Can ulcerative colitis and tropical sprue sometimes occur Together.Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and inflammation in small intestine due to e.coli?

Depends: Ulcerative colitis can affect the terminal ileum and if that is the only part of small intestine affected, there is no need to invoke a second disease. This should best be discussed with your doctor who has more information about your health. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Can you tell me about surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Major surgery: Partial resection of the colon is a major operation that can be done open or laparoscopically. Usually it is a 2-4 hour operation associated with a 2-5 day stay in the hospital. Disorganized vowel function could keep you in longer. These major resection related risk is that the connection leaks, which happens infrequently, but can be a life threatening situation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Crohn's after finding ulcer in ileum. Isn't this a misdiagnosis, and in fact ulcerative ileitis?

Diagnosed with Crohn's after finding ulcer in ileum. Isn't this a misdiagnosis, and in fact ulcerative ileitis?

Crohn's vs. Ileitis: A biopsy may be required to establish the diagnosis. It can be difficult to distinguish the two otherwise. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15017486 ...Read more

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What to expect for surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

What to expect for surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Are you sure?: Partial resection of the colon on Crohn's disease can be tricky and also can lead to complications such as obstruction of the colon that is left over. Many are left with permanent ostomy bags. I wouldnmake absolutely certain that you have maxed out medical therapy and would even get a second opinion before embarking on this surgery ...Read more

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In my colonoscopy report it states found 2polyps in transverse colon & tortuosity of the colon.should I worry?

In my colonoscopy report it states found 2polyps in transverse colon & tortuosity of the colon.should I worry?

Results: they should have removed the polys during the colonoscopy----they will then be sent to pathology for analysis. Your physician should be contacting you for follow up appointment to go over the pathology reports.It while determine if there is a problem with the polys ...Read more

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10cm ulcerative sigmoid bowel tumor found, disease also in s.4&5 liver plus other areas - what options pse? Aflibercept?Massive surgery, stent?

10cm ulcerative sigmoid bowel tumor  found, disease also in s.4&5 liver plus other areas - what options pse? Aflibercept?Massive surgery, stent?

There is good chemot: There is good chemo available. It is often comined with targeted drugs like Avastin (bevacizumab) and erbitux(cetuximab)depnding on the kras mutation status of the tumor. The results of chemoa re quite good, so go for it. Aflibercept is not a particualry good drug...Certainly no better than avastin (bevacizumab). ...Read more

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Colonoscopy shows 10cm ulcerative tumor in sigmoid colon but disease also in liver section 4&5, pelvic area, peritoneal and splenic bed what options?

Go see an Oncologist: It looks like you have advanced case of colon cancer. There is fairly good treatment for this type of cancer. But you need to find a medical oncologist and consult him/her for further treatment right away. ...Read more

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1/4" diameter of mucus in stool 3X/wk, loose stools 1x/wk. severe health anxiety. Worried about Colon cancer. No family history. Cancer or IBS?

1/4" diameter of mucus in stool 3X/wk, loose stools 1x/wk. severe health anxiety. Worried about Colon cancer. No family history. Cancer or IBS?

Hypochondrasis: I feel your distress about having Colon cancer. Relax about “No family history. Cancer or IBS” Feel good about lack of abdominal pain, bloody stools, diarrhea alternating with constipation, or severe constipation. Do not be victim of severe health anxiety, Be Captain of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for anxiety due to stresses; coping skills and medication. ...Read more

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What is lower GI series in detecting colon cancer?

What is lower GI series in detecting colon cancer?

An xray: Lower GI series or barium enema is an xray performed after a 1-2 day cleansing of your bowel, wherein a radiologist gives you an enema with radio opaque contrast or barium and takes xrays of the inside of your colon looking for polyps or tumors or inflammation. It is a reasonable although not the best test for colon cancer screening. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of colon cancer in individuals with Crohn's and lymphoma?

What is the incidence of colon cancer in individuals with Crohn's and lymphoma?

Above Average.: Crohn's disease alone shows an increased risk of colon cancer formation, as well as an increased risk of getting lymphoma. If you have crohn's and lymphoma, the lymphoma is not luikely to add increased risk of developing colon ca. The exact amount of increased risk is varied with the amount of the bowel inflamed by crohn's. There is no specific number risk i can quote. ...Read more